The Honourable Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton, AM RFD - Deputy President
Justice Brereton was appointed a Member of the Defence Force Discipline Tribunal on 5 August 2013, and Deputy President on 4 April 2019.
Justice Brereton was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1982, was called to the Bar in 1987, and appointed Senior Counsel in 1998. He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2005, where he is assigned to the Equity Division and is the Corporations List Judge and the Adoptions List Judge. He is one of three joint authors of the current edition of Nygh's Conflict of Laws in Australia.
He enlisted in the Army Reserve in Sydney University Regiment in 1975, and was commissioned in the Royal Australian Infantry in 1979. He has served as Second-in-command Sydney University Regiment (1994-6), Commanding Officer 4th/3rd Battalion, the Royal New South Wales Regiment (1997-99), Chief of Staff 5th Brigade (2004-5), Assistant Chief of Staff Land Headquarters (2006-7), and Commander 5th Brigade (2008-10). He was promoted Major General In December 2010 on appointment to his current posting as Head, Cadet Reserve and Employer Support Division.
He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Military Division in 2010 for exceptional service as Chief of Staff 5th Brigade, Assistant Chief of Staff Land Headquarters and Commander 5th Brigade.